When crypto boss Gerald Cotten died in 2018 he took with him a fortune of up to $CA215 million ($A234 million) in bitcoin and other digital currencies.
The 30-year-old’s sudden death from complications of Crohn’s disease shocked the crypto world – but many believe he may have faked his demise in an elaborate “exit scam”.
Cotten took with him to the grave the keys that allowed access to the digital vault containing his investors’ cash that they had ploughed into trading platform Quadriga CX.
His death was kept secret for a month by the firm before it was finally announced – and it was found he had spent millions in investors’ money funding his own lavish lifestyle.
Living a jetset life, he cruised the world on yachts, flew in private jets and investigators even released photos of piles of cash on his kitchen table.
Quadriga CX was left owing its 76,000…